Author Topic: Director Ratings Project 2015 - Top 100 Directors + The Bottom 20  (Read 10746 times)

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2016, 03:24:59 PM »

#46 Edgar Wright
Score: 7.463 (18 Ratings)
Rated 10𥑶: 2𣛨

Key Projects:
Spaced [TV Series] (19992001)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The World's End (2013)




#45 B閘a Tarr
Score: 7.471 (12 Ratings)
Rated 10𥑶.58: 2𢴏2

Key Films:
Satantango (1994)
Damnation (1988)
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
The Man from London (2007)
The Turin Horse (2011)




#44 Sergio Leone
Score: 7.478 (13 Ratings)
Rated 109: 15

Key Films:
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)




#43 Alfonso Cuar髇
Score: 7.480 (18 Ratings)
Rated 10𥑶: 1𣇿

Key Films:
A Little Princess (1995)
Y Tu Mam Tambi閚 (2001)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Children of Men (2006)
Gravity (2013)
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2016, 09:09:44 AM »

#42 Buster Keaton
Score: 7.517 (13 Ratings)
Rated 10𥑶: 1𣛫

Key Films:
The Navigator (1924)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
The General (1926)
The Cameraman (1928)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)




#41 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Score: 7.540 (16 Ratings)
Rated 109.59: 0𢴕

Key Films:
La Promesse (1996)
Rosetta (1999)
The Son (2002)
L'enfant (2005)
Two Days, One Night (2014)




#40 Werner Herzog
Score: 7.544 (18 Ratings)
Rated 10𥑶: 1𣈁

Key Films:
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
La Soufri鑢e (1977)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Grizzly Man (2005)




#39 Yasujiro Ozu
Score: 7.576 (10 Ratings)
Rated 109.5𥑶: 1𢴐3

Key Films:
Late Spring (1949)
Early Summer (1951)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Floating Weeds (1959)
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2016, 09:59:23 AM »
The math seemed to churn out a few head scratchers for me early on, but it seems like we are getting into the heavyweight division. Really like the directors in the last two posts, with Ozu and Leone being among my favorites...Keaton and Herzog not far behind.

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2016, 10:21:04 AM »
How do you go about choosing the "key films"?  I love La Soufriere but it seems like an odd choice over Stroszek or The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser or Lessons of Darkness. Or even Rescue Dawn, which I'd guess is his most commercially successful film.
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2016, 10:32:19 AM »
The math seemed to churn out a few head scratchers for me early on, but it seems like we are getting into the heavyweight division. Really like the directors in the last two posts, with Ozu and Leone being among my favorites...Keaton and Herzog not far behind.
I had a similar reaction. There's no way to balance out directors with a couple of Great films and a small filmography against someone who constantly makes movies. Is Edgar Wright ranked too high? He certainly seems to be considering the company he's in, but his filmography is consistently high quality. While I understand Georges M閘i鑣 ranking so high, I couldn't come up with more titles that you could point too as essential within his filmography. He was inventing cinema itself.

How do you go about choosing the "key films"?  I love La Soufriere but it seems like an odd choice over Stroszek or The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser or Lessons of Darkness. Or even Rescue Dawn, which I'd guess is his most commercially successful film.
I've been expecting this question. It's a combination of IMDB Ratings, TSPDT Director pages and Filmspotting Director Threads. I try to find a spread of films that cover a director's entire career (like with Ozu), but sometimes their key output is compressed in a small period of time (like Douglas Sirk). With Herzog, I wanted to be sure to include his documentaries and short films, which lead me to select La Soufriere. IMDB rates Lessons of Darkness higher, but this is a case where I've seen both films and La Soufriere has more of that personal Herzog touch. I also considered Land of Silence and Darkness.
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2016, 10:43:02 AM »
La Soufriere also has the benefit of being Herzog's best film.

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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2016, 01:25:15 PM »
Obviously, inclusion in the Bondo Collection racks up high points.
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2016, 02:36:29 PM »
It helps that I've seen many by these directors, so I know a film like Walking Tall is an important part of the complete Phil Karlson. With David Yates, I knew to include his non-Potter work, which I've seen and recommend. With V韈tor Erice, I've only seen The Spirit of the Beehive, so I have to look to what others recommend. Similar to Hirokazu Koreeda (who I don't like at all.) The hardest one for me was Raoul Ruiz, who I don't know at all. I leaned completely on my sources to select his Key films, and looked through Google Images for the screenshot. I selected the one most striking
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2016, 02:44:49 PM »
A little behind the scenes to show the impact of each Rating.

You know I'm not a fan of Yasujiro Ozu, who came in at #39 with Score: 7.576 (10 Ratings)
I Rated him a 4
Had I not Rated him at all, his Score would be 7.933, enough to make the Top 20
Had I Rated him a 6, his Score would be 7.78 and he would be in the Top 25
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Re: Director Ratings Project 2015 - RESULTS
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2016, 02:55:28 PM »
Erice's got three films, so that should be easy. Ruiz has 300 or so (or is it 3,000?), so you're never going to get agreement between even two Ruiz aficionados. Herzog is a nice middle ground, and I think the lesson is: You can never please everybody.